A few months ago, who would have thought Andreas Pereira would remain at Manchester United beyond this season?
Indeed, the Brazilian has certainly made strides under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance, with recent heroic performances impressing both the manager and the club enough into rewarding him with a welcome new contract at the Theatre of Dreams. For both the club and the player, these are exciting times.
According to reports (via Sky Sports), the Red Devils have triggered a one-year contract option for Pereira, meaning he’ll be staying at United beyond this summer. The clever midfielder’s been a bundle of positive energy for the side and even after that disappointment against Burnley, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pegged him on to find his best form. If anything, that’s another example of the Norwegian’s genius, developing the talent already on offer at Old Trafford.
He’s done so in recent weeks, putting in impressive performances against Liverpool, Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain, with the latter showcasing his blooming ability to add to United’s midfield. While it’s too early to say, both he and his coach look to have saved the club millions in the transfer market by establishing the 23-year-old as a first-team option.
Indeed, Pereira was inspiration n the come-back against Southampton, scoring a scorcher and assisting one to light up Old Trafford. For everyone involved at the club, they’ll certainly hope this is a regular occurrence.
Furthermore, his wily work in operating as a left-winger against PSG was exemplary. Not only did he help move the ball forward, Pereira shadowed Scott McTominay in closing down Marco Veratti and Marquinhos from asserting complete dominance. With his hard-working performance, Pereira proved he can not only fill Ander Herrera’s role but play further forward and be the creative mirror to Juan Mata.
Now, the Red Devils can focus on other areas this summer, strengthening the sort of positions that have been left rotting for years.
Impressive work in recent matches will have made Solskjaer further believe the power of United’s youth system. Pereira is the latest to be trusted and triumphed over by his brightness and with proper pre-season training, he can be an asset who polishes United’s attack into operating much smoothly next season.
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